Elliptic curves have actually been around for a while, but only in the past few years have they actually gained a bit of traction. Here’s why you might want to use elliptic curve cryptography over traditional schemes:
I’ve accumulated a few domain names now, and while I use them for various things I hardly expect much mail traffic through them at all. But I also don’t want to have to manage multiple mailboxes when I have a perfectly good Gmail inbox sitting at the centre of my life.
I want a setup where mail is forwarded from *@secondary.com to firstname.lastname@example.org, so after playing around with OpenSMTPD (which is rather nice indeed), here’s what I came up with.
Not everyone has time to read about why they should vote and for whom, so here briefly sums up my views:
Politics is not a perfect system, but it is the system we have. Today (April 13th) marks exactly one week before the deadline for voter registration for the General Election on May 7th.
Recently, I decided to delve into OpenBSD - I wanted to experience the operating system which I had thought so highly of for a long while now - plus my Arch install was/is dying pretty hard. Unfortunately, it was far from straightforward, but if I had known a few things going in it wouldn’t be so bad.
Recently, I moved house, and through a series of broken promises and tedious customer support phone calls, I was left without internet for the best part of a month.
Now, by “without internet” I mean home broadband; I still technically had internet access via mobile data (which I used every day), but it still felt like I was restricted. It’s not even that it’s an incredible amount of hassle to tether, or that I’m prohibited contractually/financially from doing so, but it’s just not convenient - I already knew I was pretty dependant upon the internet, as plenty of people are, but I realised that I had actually become dependant upon convenient internet.